April 29th, 2012 Posted in Other Items of Interest
With deep sadness, we announce the death of Oscar Wolfman, who passed away on Monday, November 21st, in Toronto, at the age of 55. A dear and delightful friend to many of us, Oscar has been an active member of Congregation Shir Libeynu. He came to us through his participation as a panellist in our first Holocaust Education Week program. Since then, he has regularly attended our monthly Shabbat services with his spouse, Robert Monro, and helped guide us in outreach efforts and annual H.E.W. events. Oscar took the lead in having our new Aron haKodesh (Torah cabinet) built and had the pleasure of seeing it used for the first time at our recent High Holy Day services. Oscar photographed many Shir Libeynu members as part of his exquisite work on Jewish themes; his tallit photographs were a much-admired part of our High Holy Day art exhibit. Oscar leaves his spouse Robert, as well his parents, Adolph and Irene Wolfman, his sister, Paula Frank, his nieces, Liane and Pamela, all of Montreal, and nephew, Bradley, of Nova Scotia.